"It’s the equal servings of power and genius in the musicianship that their fanbase has come to expect as well as their most confident output to date.” – Abacus Post (What Little I Had Left EP Review)
Flowers of Evil are a heavy rock four-piece originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, now based in London.
Led by frontman Lee Haley and guitarist Dave Burdis, they gathered a dedicated following in their hometown for their intricate yet bludgeoning brand of muscular alt-jazz-rock.
Fledgling line-ups and songs were shed in the name of progress and having relocated to London this year, they stood firm with a solid five-piece and the fully realised What Little I Had Left EP.
Taut drums and snarled but hooky vocals descended into mangled atonal guitars and increasingly frenetic free-jazz meltdowns whilst crushing riffs made way for languid lounge chords and keening falsetto.
Soon after they lost long-serving drummer Dean Pearson (Young Legionnaire, Ginger Wildheart, Losers) to a myriad of other projects, but with original bassist Dave Dorward moved behind the kit and Andrew Cleaver on bass they found a new freedom and lease of life.
Flowers of Evil are a band ready to come out of the shadows, or at least to invite you in... the Sexual EP is available now through Bandcamp.
released October 27, 2013
Featuring Lee Haley on Vocals and Guitar, David Burdis on Vocals and guitar, Andrew Cleaver on bass and Dave Dorward on drums. Recorded and mixed at the cowshed by Nick Trepka on Saturday 19/10/2013.
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